Soldiers and a Nurse at No. 1 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station. The uniform and medical tags on the soldiers in the foreground identify him as a new arrival. These wounded soldiers are moving through the medical chain, having come from the front line medical officers and dressing stations. Not all wounded passed through each of the various medical formations. At each stage of the chain there were deaths, as some wounded soldiers did not survive their trip to the rear. Many of the first informal cemeteries on the Western Front surrounded dressing and casualty clearing stations.
George Metcalf Archival Collection